24 January 2011

Beck vs. DeBella on the "killing streets" around Independence Hall

Glenn Beck's radio show was canceled here in Philadelphia, so last week Beck went and complained that Philly "sucks" and that it's not safe to walk around the "killing streets . . . right there in front of Independence Hall," because it's "not a place you want to be" at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. So the other day, local radio personality John DeBella took Beck to task with a cute little stunt:

When I fetch my daughter home from school in the evening, we get off the El at the 5th Street station and walk south -- directly past Independence Hall -- eerily, at precisely the timeframe Beck was talking about, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The only thing dangerous about Independence Hall at dinnertime on a school night is the Jersey-bound commuters blocking the box or ignoring the "no turn on red" signs at 6th and Chestnut.

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